NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2018.
The M6 is closed northbound at junction 26 Orrell following a fatal collision, traffic is queuing from around Haydock.
Merseyside police have released a statement they say;
“Merseyside Roads Policing Unit is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the M6 this morning, Wednesday, January 10.
Officers from the North West Motorways Policing Group (NWMPG) attended at J26 on the northbound carriageway at Orrell, near Wigan, at around 7.50am following reports of a multi-vehicle collision involving three heavy goods vehicles.
One of the HGV drivers was pronounced dead at the scene. Work is ongoing to identify the male and trace his next of kin.
The northbound carriageway has been closed to allow investigation work to be carried out and traffic is currently being diverted off the motorway at J23 at Haydock. Traffic also remains heavy on the East Lancashire Road (A580).”